Tulsa veterinarian faces cruelty, drug and licensure counts
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, February 15, 2013
2/15/13 at 4:03 AM
A Tulsa veterinarian was charged Thursday with cruelty to animals, practicing veterinary medicine without a license and manufacturing a false prescription, court records show.
Ralph Grogan, 83, is accused of practicing veterinary medicine without a license after Aug. 7, according to the charges filed in Tulsa County District Court.
A warrant was issued for his arrest Thursday.
The felony animal-cruelty charge alleges that Grogan gave two shots of AnaSed to a dog in November that resulted in "grievous wounds and injuries on said animal." AnaSed is a brand name for Xylazine, which is typically used for sedation in dogs and cats.
The three charges for manufacturing a false prescription allege that Grogan wrote three prescriptions for phenobarbital while "knowing his license to write said prescription had been revoked," the charges state. Phenobarbital typically is used to control seizures.
According to the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners' website, Grogan was set to appear before the board in June to answer allegations that he had "failed to properly and timely comply with the income tax laws of the State of Oklahoma."
Records indicate that he did not appear and that his application for a license renewal was denied by the board.
The charges state that Grogan practiced veterinary medicine at Acadia Veterinary Medicine in Tulsa. He is listed on the clinic's website as the veterinarian there.
Reached at the clinic Thursday evening, Grogan said he had not been informed of the charges and had no comment.
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